Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Help & Tips

Help & Tips

Why can't I find the practitioner I'm looking for?

  • Sometimes practitioners have different names for registration to the name they may be commonly known by. You may need to check with them, or the health service where they work, to know what name they have used for registration. Or you can ask for their registration number and search the list using that number.

    To help you find a practitioner when you’re not sure of the spelling, the search results will also display “sounds like” results. In limited cases (for example where a name has an apostrophe) the sounds like search might not match results as well. We are continuously working to improve the register search performance, so if you are experiencing this issue please let us know using the survey tool.  

    In a small number of cases, a practitioner may not appear on the register because of personal safety issues. 

    If a practitioner’s name does not appear on the list or you have questions about the details shown, you can call us on 1300 419 495 to have a confidential conversation.

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If you are concerned about the health, performance or conduct of a registered health practitioner, call us for a confidential conversation on 1300 419 495 or alternatively lodge a ‘notification’ via our online portal.

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